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Lam says tightening global labor market good for American workers

Johnston says e-cigs may reverse two-decades of progress on smoking reduction

Mueller-Smith finds incarceration increases the likelihood of committing more, and more serious, crimes

Highlights

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags will be back fall 2015


Trainees on the Job Market

Emily Merchant photoEmily Merchant

History

Mentor: George C. Alter, Barbara A. Anderson, Myron Gutmann

Research: history of global population projection in the twentieth century

Tong Yob Nam photoTong Yob Nam

Economics

Mentor: John Bound

Research: Macroeconomics, Economics of Aging, Household Finance, Real Estate Finance

Desmond Toohey photoDesmond Toohey

Public Policy and Economics

Mentor: Melvin Stephens

Research: the effects of economic shocks in late career, the nature of retirement planning, and the roles of changing public and private pensions in determining retirement behavior

Jason Kerwin photoJason Kerwin

Economics

Mentor: John Bound, Rebecca L. Thornton

Research: risk compensation in HIV epidemics; early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes

Pawel Krolikowski photoPawel Krolikowski

Economics

Postdoctoral Mentor:
Melvin Stephens, Jr.

Research: displacement, job search and (early) retirement

Olga Malkova photoOlga Malkova

Economics

Mentor: Martha J. Bailey

Research: labor force participation, retirement and aging, inter-generational transfers, public policy and fertility